Last night Chad Johnson and T.O. admitted to the world what any educated sports fan already knew. In light of all the reason “blows the head” controversy in both leagues, these statements come at an interesting time. I’ll address 2 things in this blog. 1. Who’s tougher and why, and 2, blows to the head.
1. Clearly hockey players are tougher.
2. Blows to the head are a part of each sport. Take them out of football and you have soccer. Take them out of hockey, you still have a badass sport!
These games are often (although I don’t like the analogy) compared to combat. War. Warriors on the gridiron or ICE. All jobs have inherent risk. These guys are paid millions of dollars to take these risks. Don’t like it? Don’t play. Odds of death or catastrophic injuries are 3%.
Odd’s of getting better looking chicks and having a great life even if it’s shorter, are 100% if you’re a millionaire athlete. So please keep hitting. And for God’s sake, if you’re going to put someone in a wheelchair, make it that Rapistberger. That would be fitting punishment only if somehow he had feeling in his groin area.
Tomorrow Dangerous hockey (me) gets back on the ice after for all intensive purposes a 10 year absence from Hockey North America. I’m glad to be back. Stay tuned, hopefully I won’t get paralyzed.